Civil Aviation Minister Alfred Manase, on behalf of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, made this statement at the opening of the Lae Biscuit Company’s second factory last Friday.
He said investments such as the opening of second factory are the kind of investment that the Government is looking for.
Manase added that these types of investments would also increase revenue for the country, create more employment opportunities and reduce imports that can help address the foreign currency issue currently faced by the country.
He also committed to work with the National Government and Morobe Province Members of Parliament to develop the Nadzab Airport.
Other dignitaries present to witness the opening ceremony were the President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, John Momis, His Eminence, Cardinal John Ribat, the Governor of Morobe Province, Ginson Saonu, Police Minister Jelta Wong, the Ambassador of China to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Xue Bing and clients and distributors of the Lae Biscuit Company products.
Governor General Sir Bob Dadae along with Manase had the honour to officially open the factory.
The Lae Biscuit Company was established in 1972 and has been serving and providing employment for the people of Papua New Guinea for over 40 years.